July 15, 2013 presentation and discussion with Linda Darragh, Executive Director, Kellogg Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative (KIEI) at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and Mike Moyer, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth School of Business.
Hosted by the Chicago University Booth School of Business Entrepreneurial Roundtable alumni group and the Kellogg School of Management Kellogg Alumni Club of Chicago (KACC) at Calamos Investments Building, City Gate Grille Plaza Level, Naperville, IL.
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What is the current state of entrepreneurship in our area? How have our leading academic institutions marshaled their resources to accelerate new business development? What can all interested parties in both the public and private sectors and just plain citizens/consumers contribute towards progress?
Join us for a knowledgeable discussion with experts who dedicated their careers to help develop a dynamic new business environment in our area. In addition to welcoming audience dialogue for your perceptions on labors in this vineyard, they are well positioned to address topics such as:
Support for start-ups and subsequent stages of the business life cycle.
The local equity/debt capital ecosystem, from angels to banks.
Innovation across industry sectors, noting the area high technology presence.
Commercialization of university discoveries.
Linda Darragh, Executive Director (KIEI), oversees one of Kellogg’s four thought leadership initiatives and has already revised curriculum and increased the engagement opportunities for students and alumni with respect to entrepreneurship. Linda serves on the boards of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center/1871, TiE Midwest and ACCION Chicago. Ms. Darragh also co-founded Impact Engine, an accelerator program that supports for-profit businesses making the world a better place. Prior to joining the Kellogg faculty, Ms. Darragh served as the director of entrepreneurship program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Darragh received a Master's degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor's degree from Queen's University.
Mike Moyer is an entrepreneur who has started six companies and also held a number of senior level marketing positions at service and consumer product firms. The author of several books; “How to Make Colleges Want You”, “College Peas”, Trade Show Samurai”, and “Slicing Pie” (on dividing up equity in early-stage companies). Moyer has taught entrepreneurship at both Northwestern and Chicago Booth and is a past winner of Booth’s New Venture Challenge. Mr. Moyer earned his BA from the University of Kansas, MS from Northwestern University, and MBA from the University of Chicago.